Friday, May 14, 2010

Rat's Tail Fragrance

Another interesting fragrant plant along the walkway in the garden is this small shrub.

The local gardeners called it rat's tail fragrance! :-(.

This plant is the buddleja asiatica lour (white butterfly busy, dog tail). It is a small shrub (now about 60 cm tall, later ?) and rat's tail or not, it has spikes of small white flowers that deliver a light fragrance. The spikes are about 4-6 cm long. It requires full sun to thrive.

Once it is fully established and a metre or so tall, it should be an impressive plant and provide a strong addition to the various fragrances of the garden.

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